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The table below shows the options that will improve store performance and their recommended values:

Option Default Value Recommended Value
Minify Html No Yes
Merge JavaScript Files No Yes
Enable JavaScript Bundling No No
Minify JavaScript Files No Yes
Merge CSS Files No Yes
Minify CSS Files No Yes
Use CSS critical path No Yes

Here is a one-line command that will set all of these settings to the recommended values:

bin/magento config:set dev/template/minify_html 1 &&\
bin/magento config:set dev/js/merge_files 1 &&\
bin/magento config:set dev/js/enable_js_bundling 0 &&\
bin/magento config:set dev/js/minify_files 1 &&\
bin/magento config:set dev/css/merge_css_files 1 &&\
bin/magento config:set dev/css/minify_files 1 &&\
bin/magento config:set dev/css/use_css_critical_path 1

The next command will switch your store to the production mode:

bin/magento maintenance:enable &&\
bin/magento cache:clean &&\
rm -rf generated/code &&\
rm -rf generated/metadata &&\
rm -rf var/view_preprocessed/pub/static/frontend/ &&\
rm -rf pub/static/frontend/ &&\
bin/magento deploy:mode:set production --skip-compilation &&\
bin/magento setup:di:compile &&\
bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy &&\
bin/magento maintenance:disable

That’s all. It’s also recommended to run a crawler (Cache Warmer) afterward to warm up Magento’s cache.

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